Sports Authority
2.6 of 5 568 reviews
www.sportsauthority.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

Sports Authority Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.6 568 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

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Michael E. Foss

(47 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
568 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Cost plus 10% days (which brings the price down to what you would pay at Walmart but hey, we appreciate your hard work"
    in 22 reviews
  • "The employee discount is acceptable, but basically in line with other retailers"
    in 47 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management sets ridiculous sales goals that are very very tough to reach"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Customer service is supposed to be primary focus but company gives you no tools to do so"
    in 30 reviews
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    I worked as an associate on the technical level 1 help desk, working with all corporate and store systems

    Support Services Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsThe help desk has a great team and I learned a lot about Point-of-saie systems.

    ConsThe leadership team was not very supportive of those of us on the help desk.

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    Nice Opportunity to Get Experience in Retail Industry

    Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Sarasota, FL

    ProsPretty fast-paced environment. Fellow employees were generally young and interested in sports, so if you fit that mold it was a very fun place to work. You also get an idea of what the retail industry is like. Depending on what department you are in, you could get neat perks (I got discounts on Asics shoes and won a heart-rate monitor). The general discount on merchandise is awesome as well.

    ConsI can't think of any cons that aren't intrinsic to working in retail. There are obviously going to be annoying customers, but you'll find that everywhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate changes better to employees working in stores.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Place to work!

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Fort Collins, CO

    ProsA few great co-works and mangers.

    ConsManagement was a joke! Some individuals in management positions should not have been placed there. If something was their fault they would turn it right around and blame it on you. Number driven, it did not matter if your numbers were great the previous day, management seemed to never be satisfied. Pressure to keep numbers and reach goals based on the SCALES system was a stressful because they would threaten to lower you hours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience working for Sports Authority has been nothing but a great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people and a great discount.

    ConsThe pay could always be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outdoors/Fitness/Service Tech (Former Employee)
    Moreno Valley, CA

    ProsIt's a fun environment, you get to work with athletic people and help people who want to get out and have fun.

    ConsThe pay is pretty slim. Reviews come once a year so the opportunity to make more money more quickly isn't very easy

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sports teams to compete against other stores.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Softlines Visual Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Pembroke Pines, FL

    ProsDiscount is awesome and the employees

    ConsExpectations as an employee are always high without all the training necessary

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds stable management that are honest

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible with schedule and great discount

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Sandy, UT

    ProsVery flexible with scheduling, great discount

    Conslow on hours to give associates

    Advice to Senior Managementgive stores more payroll hours so there can actually be help for the customers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefit, terrible location

    Footwear Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Lewisville, TX

    ProsI love sports so being around all the sports equipment and everything was nice. They also, every so often have a great sale for employees where you can get some nice stuff for really cheap.

    ConsThe location I was at was not very good and the store seemed like it was going to shut down any day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit pushing the reward card so much. It annoys the heck outta customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a fun place to work, but can be unprofessional at times.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Littleton, CO

    ProsYou get great employee discounts if you like the products and they are flexible with availability.

    ConsDifficult to take time off on holidays but they value employees as people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating but manageable

    Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    Morrow, GA

    ProsFlexible schedules for work-life balance

    ConsDepending on the management and co-workers it can be fun to a pain to deal with, and everything about selling warrantees like there is no tomorrow.

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    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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